Gas prices just under $3.00 in Oklahoma

Gas prices just under $3.00 in Oklahoma “The statewide average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline settled at $3.27 on Friday, down more than 46 cents over the past month, according to AAA’s FuelGaugeReport.com. The price sets Oklahoma with the third-lowest statewide average, just behind Ohio and Missouri.” This is exciting news for those of us who live in the states mentioned where the gas has dropped. I live near Tulsa, which means my V8 luxury car can fill up and not go…

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Pipeline Components

Pipeline Components “The speed at which pipelines are built is one of the more serious constraints in preventing impacts. Most big infrastructures take many years to plan and build. Completion of pipelines, on the other hand, often takes 24 to 36 months. This means it is even more important for the ESA of pipelines to begin as soon as the prefeasibility planning begins. Route selection, the main means of reducing impacts, is often one of the first items planned by the engineers. “ Being how…

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The Chocolate Industry Today

The Chocolate Industry Today We’ve heard of pipelines used for oil to be transported, but what about chocolate?  “Nowadays it is almost impossible to think about a chocolate industry without pigging technology. Not only chocolate masses and fillings can be transported through pipelines but also problematic products such as cocoa, nuts or crunches.” How is chocolate transported? “Chocolate is transported through the pipeline with a temperature of 45-50°C. When the product has a lower temperature than that, there is no possibility to pump and /…

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The XL Keystone Pipeline Project Continues

The XL Keystone Pipeline Project Continues “A Canadian company said Monday it will build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.” “Calgary-based TransCanada says the new project does not require presidential approval, since it does not cross a U.S. border. The shorter pipeline is expected to cost about $2.3 billion and be completed next year, the company said. The Obama administration had suggested development of an Oklahoma-to-Texas line to alleviate an oil glut…

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Pneumatic Valve Actuators in Sub-Arctic Climates

“Sub-arctic climates experience temperatures from 100° F (38° C) in the summer to –60° F (–51° C) in the winter. While there is nothing spectacular about the high end of the range, the low end impacts the functionality of pneumatic actuators” You may ask, how exactly does the temperature impact the pneumatic actuators that are in the fields right now? There are a few things you have to consider. First, the actuator housing is steel, thus the housing becomes brittle. This does not necessarily mean…

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